The REAL brain drain: How exhausting housework is to blame for women earning less

Research by Mark Bryan of ISER at the University of Essex and Almudena Sevilla Sanz of the University of Oxford find that one reason women earn less than men is that they do more housework. The findings are based on the British Household Panel Study, which has followed the same 5,000 families for more than 15 years. The result is that those who cut back their housework to the amount done by men would increase their wages by 1 per cent and reduce the overall gender difference in earnings. Read the Daily Mail, Press Release and the full report


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